Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic waves to his supporters during a rally in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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The Serbian president's praise of Slobodan Milosevic as a "great" leader triggered outrage Monday in neighboring states where his nationalist policies in the 1990s caused bloodshed and destruction.In his keynote speech while visiting Kosovo's Serbs on Sunday, Aleksandar Vucic called for peace and reconciliation with Kosovo Albanians, but also praised former Serbian leader Milosevic.Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said Monday that praising Milosevic was "a provocation".Kosovo was a Serbian province when Milosevic's crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatists in 1998-99 led to the deaths of more than 10,000 people.Serbia and Kosovo must mend ties to advance toward European Union membership.
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